Election won't be finalized until after Independence Day weekend

The ballot counting from the June 7 election officially concluded Friday, but the winner of La Mirada's District 2 City Council race remained too close to call, with incumbent Andrew Sarega holding on to a three-vote lead, according to county data.

Sarega registered 570 ballots as of Friday afternoon, or 34.34%, compared with 567, or 34.16%, for challenger Chris Pflanzer, according to the latest election information released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office.

A third candidate, David Constantine, had tallied 523 votes, or 31.51%.

The tallies were unchanged since the county's prior election update on Tuesday.

Friday marked the end of official ballot counting stemming from the June primary election. But final results are not expected until next week.

"On Tuesday, July 5 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to declare the election officially concluded," registrar-recorder's officials said in a written statement.

By law, the office is required to "complete and certify results within 30 days," according to the office's website. "This provision of the law recognizes the complexity of completing the ballot count and conducting a thorough audit of the election results to ensure accuracy."